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By Alix Wall, forward.com To some, orecchiette is just a pasta shape. To Benedetta Jasmine Guetta, it’s infuriating. “The history of orecchiette literally enrages me,” she said of the pasta whose name translates as “little ears.” Italians tell her the pasta shape comes from the Puglia region, unaware that it

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By Dan Friedman, forward.com Only four Jews, out of the millions who were transported to the Nazi killing camp at Oświęcim in occupied Poland, managed to escape. Jonathan Freedland’s The Escape Artist (Harper) aims to tell the now relatively unknown story of how, in April 1944 — after around 1.75

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By Ari L. Noonan, Jewish Journal Simon Wiesenthal — history’s most successful pursuer of Nazis, who brought almost 1,100 criminals to justice — lives again in playwright and actor Tom Dugan’s talented hands. Dugan has been performing his one-person play, Wiesenthal, around the world since 2009. And in 2021, he

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By Kylie Ora Lobell, jewishjournal.com There have been plenty of books written about Zionism and its early founders and builders, like Theodor Herzl, Vladimir Jabotinsky, Golda Meir and Louis D. Brandeis. While many of these works are compelling and help readers learn more about the history of the Jewish state,

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By Justin Vellucci Pittsburgh Jewish Chronicle Jewish journalist Benyamin Cohen sees Albert Einstein everywhere. Yes, there’s the long shelf life of E=mc2. And a lot of people still know Einstein from his opposition to deploying the atomic bomb, or his theory of relativity. But the genius thinker, who is widely

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By Martina Jackson, Fig City News The Foxtail Legacy is a tale of the legacies we all are heir to — family history, family dynamics, family culture, and genetics. And it is that last category that at the beginning and end of the novel is pivotal in defining who should

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By Hannah Kasper Levinson Special To The Dayton Jewish Observer New exhibitions by three female artists are on display at The Contemporary Dayton through March 26. Uniting the works of Becky Suss, Carmen Winant, and Yael Bartana are their varied interpretations of feminism and Jewish heritage. Their art ranges from

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By Hannah Kasper Levinson, Special To The Dayton Jewish Observer Days after the final edits on his first novel, Sadness is a White Bird, Israeli American author Moriel Rothman-Zecher set out to create his next work of fiction. The discovery of a Yiddish poetry collection led to his new novel,

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By Ari L. Noonan, Jewish Journal (Los Angeles) Simon Wiesenthal — history’s most successful pursuer of Nazis,who brought almost 1,100 criminals to justice — lives again in playwright and actor Tom Dugan’s talented hands. Dugan has been performing his one-person play, Wiesenthal, around the world since 2009. And last year,

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An interview with Mathew Klickstein By Marshall Weiss, The Observer If you’re working on your Chanukah gift-giving list, all-around pop culture vulture Mathew Klickstein might suggest adding two books: See You at San Diego: An Oral History of Comic-Con, Fandom, and The Triumph of Geek Culture, published by Fantagraphics in

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